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John Alexander Armstrong

This is part of a photo taken of John Armstrong (aka Jack) with 3 friends and his brother Easton.  Photo was sent to his sister Wilhelmina (aka Minnie) with a letter in 1916

John Alexander Armstrong

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Armstrong AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 1094 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    to Australia at 19 years, educated Public School, Auckland (school cadets) Public - Brian - Researcher - 9 July 2016 - AWM Roll of Honour :
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 8 May 1915 AWMM Waitoa, Te Aroha Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs K Armstrong, Waitoa, Te Aroha Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 May 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 1094 AWMM
  • Military service
    Served in the School Cadets. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    09 Oct 1917 {Age 24} AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Reported missing, 5 September 1915; subsequently reported as alive. Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 28 October 1915; transferred to hospital ship, 29 October 1915 (jaundice); to St Patrick's Hospital, Malta, 2 November 1915; discharged to active service, 20 December 1915, and embarked for Egypt. Taken on strength, Overseas Base, Ghezireh, Egypt, 27 December 1915; rejoined 18th Bn, 5 February 1916. Transferred to 5th Machine Gun Company, 8 March 1916.
      Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 March 1916.
      Appointed Lance Corporal, 16 April 1917; Temporary Corporal, 8 May 1917; reverted to Lance Corporal, 11 June 1917; Temporary Corporal, 3 July 1917; Corporal, 12 July 1917; Sergeant, 20 September 1917.
      Killed in action, Belgium, 9 October 1917.
      Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal AWMM
    • Brother Easton ARMSTRONG also embarked 1095, Private, 18th Battalion, Army Medical Corps, the pair with consecutive numbers, Aunt, Mrs W J Armstrong, Waitoa, Te Aroha, Auckland as NOK, Returned to Australia 5 April 1919 Public - Brian - Researcher - 9 July 2016 - National Archives of Australia :
    • Brother Walter Patrick ARMSTRONG 13/965A -Trooper, Auckland Mounted Rifles . Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Turkey 8 August 1915 Public - Erin - Other relative - 3 October 2019 - Family Letters.
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About death

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  • Death
    9 October 1917 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 24 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    No known grave AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
03 October 2019ErinNew ZealandOther relative
09 July 2016BrianMelbourne, AustraliaResearcher

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